Irving Fine Centennial Preview

Library of Congress Commemorates Irving Fine World Premiere Performances, Lecture, Symposium and Film December 2-6, the Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this important American composer, whom Aaron Copland described as “the greatest of us all.” The weeklong celebration includes panel discussions, a lecture, […]

Michael Feinstein on the Rodgers & Hart Hit “Manhattan”

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 10 – “Manhattan” & Epilogue In the final episode of a series of ten videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the Rodgers & Hart collaboration that led to […]

Rediscovering “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music”

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 8 – “Do-Re-Mi” In the eighth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music. Produced by special arrangement with […]

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge @ 150

The following is a guest blog by Anne McLean, Senior Producer for Concerts and Special Projects, Music Division, Library of Congress. On Thursday, October 30, the Music Division celebrates the 150th birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, pianist, composer, and impresario. She was an extraordinarily generous and visionary benefactor , an important music philanthropist who was […]

NLS Presents Justin Kauflin

The following is a guest blog by Katie Rodda of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. On October 22, the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will present a concert by jazz pianist and NLS patron Justin Kauflin in the Coolidge Auditorium at 7:15 […]

Cellist Meets Her Brain Waves

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a duet with your brain waves? On October 16 you can find out what that sounds like, in a performance experience that is unique to Concerts from the Library of Congress. Renowned cellist Katinka Kleijn, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and International Contemporary Ensemble, […]

Irving Fine Centennial Oral Histories

The Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, is proud to commemorate the hundredth birthday of this important figure in American music history, described by Aaron Copland as “the greatest of us all.” A leading voice in the American Neoclassical School, Fine was a member of the Boston Group of composers–Arthur Berger, Leonard […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel [Video Podcast]

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 6 – Carousel In the sixth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the origins of the opening number from the hit musical […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Some Enchanted Evening” [Video Podcast]

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 5 – “Some Enchanted Evening” In the fifth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses South Pacific, Mary Martin, and the beloved song […]

2014-2015 Concert Season Announcement: “Beyond Labels”

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress season announcement is now available! Music should bring us together and open our minds to discovery, innovation and reflection—it resists categorization. We find the labels put on music to be boring, restrictive and tiresome… don’t you? In honor of the 150th birthday of our founding […]